My short and long term solution to the embarrassing power conundrum in Nigeria is to revert to Vertical Integration model of power generation, transmission and distribution.
That means each of the GENCOS and DISCOS can generate, transmit and distribute power within its franchise zone; allowing for regional/distributed transmission networks to facilitate smooth power pooling across franchise zones and existence of a national grid arising from the regional grid networks.
This model will go along way in eliminating inefficiency and ineptitude along the value chain of the Nigerian electricity supply industry (NESI).
For instance, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company Ltd can transform into Kaduna Electricity Supply Ltd with legal capacity to generate, transmit and distribute power within its franchise zone or states according to the power needs of each franchise state.
This can be done by building new modular gas/diesel/coal/LPFO/hydro or waste powered power plants in each of its mandate franchise States.
Solar and wind can also be part of the mix. It will take just about 6 months to put this type of modular power plants in each state and the problem is solved.
A. A. Nuhu-Koko
Thursday, May 16, 2019